By Paul D. Bowker | Oct. 12, 2018, 12:01 a.m. (ET)
(L-R) Megan Rapinoe and Carli Llyod high five during the U.S. women's soccer team match against Mexico on Oct. 4, 2018 in Cary, N.C.


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The U.S. women’s national team is perfect heading into Sunday’s semifinal round of the Concacaf Women’s Championship with three shutout victories in the preliminary round.

Alex Morgan, a two-time Olympian, scored two goals to help the U.S. top Trinidad & Tobago by a score of 7-0 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep and capture first place in Group A. The U.S. outscored Panama, Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago by a combined 18-0 and did not allow Trinidad & Tobago a shot on goal.

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The U.S. can clinch a berth in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup with a victory Sunday in the semifinals. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The Americans will face Jamaica, the second-place team from Group B.

The Concacaf championship game will be played Oct. 17 in Frisco.

The U.S. is unbeaten in its last 24 matches and is the defending Concacaf and World Cup champion. Team USA is seeking its eighth Concacaf title ever.

Paul D. Bowker is a freelance contributor to on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc